marble vs granite

marble granite

Definitions

  • 1) uncountable A rock of crystalline limestone.
  • 2) countable A small spherical ball of rock, glass, ceramic or metal used in children's games.
  • 3) A small hard ball, usually of glass, used in children's games.
  • 4) Any of various games played with marbles.
  • 5) Something resembling or suggesting metamorphic rock, as in being very hard, smooth, or cold.
  • 6) A metamorphic rock formed by alteration of limestone or dolomite, often irregularly colored by impurities, and used especially in architecture and sculpture.
  • 7) A sculpture made from this rock.
  • 8) Marbling.
  • 9) A piece of this rock.
  • 10) Slang Common sense; sanity.
  • 11) A little ball of glass, marble, porcelain, or of some other hard substance, used as a plaything by children; or, in the plural, a child's game played with marbles.
  • 12) A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white to black, being sometimes yellow, red, and green, and frequently beautifully veined or clouded. The name is also given to other rocks of like use and appearance, as serpentine or verd antique marble, and less properly to polished porphyry, granite, etc.
  • 13) A thing made of, or resembling, marble, as a work of art, or record, in marble; or, in the plural, a collection of such works
  • 14) a small ball of glass that is used in various games
  • 15) a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material
  • 16) a sculpture carved from marble
  • 17) In glassblowing, a block or thick piece of wood in which are formed hemispherical concavities, used in the manufacture of flasks, etc., to shape the fused glass gathered upon the end of the glass-blower's pipe into an approximately spherical form by pressing and turning it over in the concavities preparatory to the blowing. See marver. [In this sense improperly spelled marbel.] -5. Marble-silk.
  • 18) A piece of sculptured or inscribed marble, especially if having some interest as an object of study or curiosity, and more particularly if ancient; any work of art in marble: as, the Elgin marblcs. -
  • 19) Limestone in a more or less crystalline or crystalline-granular condition.
  • 20) plural A venereal disease, probably bubo.
  • 21) A little ball of marble or other stone, or of baked clay, porcelain, or glass, used by children in play; an alley. -
  • 22) Resembling metamorphic rock in consistency, texture, venation, color, or coldness.
  • 23) Composed of metamorphic rock.
  • 24) Made of, or resembling, marble
  • 25) Cold; hard; unfeeling.
  • 26) transitive To cause (something to have) the streaked or swirled appearance of certain types of marble, for example by mixing viscous ingredients incompletely, or by applying paint or other colorants unevenly.
  • 27) transitive To cause meat, usually beef, pork, or lamb, to be interlaced with fat so that its appearance resembles that of marble.
  • 28) intransitive, of meat To become interlaced with fat.
  • 29) intransitive To get the streaked or swirled appearance of certain types of marble, for example due to the incomplete mixing of viscous ingredients, or the uneven application of paint or other colorants.
  • 30) paint or stain like marble
  • 31) To mottle and streak (paper, for example) with colors and veins in imitation of marble.
  • 32) To stain or vein like marble; to variegate in color.

Definitions

  • 1) uncountable, figuratively Toughness; the quality of having a thick skin or being rough.
  • 2) A group of igneous and plutonic rocks composed primarily of feldspar and quartz. Usually contains one or more dark minerals, which may be mica, pyroxene, or amphibole. Granite is quarried for building stone, road gravel, decorative stone, and tombstones. Common colors are gray, white, pink, and yellow-brown.
  • 3) A common, coarse-grained, light-colored, hard igneous rock consisting chiefly of quartz, orthoclase or microcline, and mica, used in monuments and for building.
  • 4) Unyielding endurance; steadfastness.
  • 5) granite in which the mica has traces of a regular arrangement.
  • 6) (Geol.) A crystalline, granular rock, consisting of quartz, feldspar, and mica, and usually of a whitish, grayish, or flesh-red color. It differs from gneiss in not having the mica in planes, and therefore in being destitute of a schistose structure.
  • 7) A Kind of ironware, coated with an enamel resembling granite.
  • 8) granite containing feldspar in distinct crystals.
  • 9) granite containing hornblende as well as mica, or, according to some authorities hornblende replacing the mica.
  • 10) granite consisting of quartz and feldspar without mica, and having the quartz crystals so arranged in the transverse section like oriental characters.
  • 11) plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz
  • 12) something having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness)
  • 13) A kind of rough-grained water-ice or sherbet. Also called rock-punch and rock ice-cream. See the extract.
  • 14) Same as granite-ware
  • 15) A granite containing two micas: the granite proper of some authors.
  • 16) A rock composed of orthoclase-feldspar, mica, and quartz, and having a thoroughly crystalline-granular texture.
  • 17) In the quantitative system of classification (1902), it is proposed to apply the term granite for field purposes to all phanerocrystalline rocks composed of quartz and feldspar of any kind, with mica, hornblende, or other ferromagnesian mineral, if present in subordinate amounts. See rock.

Examples

  • 1) He has poured paint into glass baubles to marble the insides.
  • 2) The 97 rooms are reached via the lift or a marvellous staircase flanked by marble columns.
  • 3) I would have preferred a white marble fireplace.
  • 4) Designers hope to use the existing brass plaques and marble centre stone.
  • 5) Inside its marble staircase had completely collapsed.
  • 6) Over the marble fireplace there were the official framed documents granting the college its coat of arms.
  • 7) marble really does rock at the moment.
  • 8) It is a heart sculpture in marble chips.
  • 9) It is just a shame his career has drifted since departing the marble halls.
  • 10) Arab companies provided the stone and the marble.
  • 11) Gwendolen ran around the head of the marble staircase and stood herself in front of him.
  • 12) The marble slab in my office reminds me of that.
  • 13) Another feature of the room is the original marble fireplace.
  • 14) Both of them are as rock solid as marble.
  • 15) There was a glass marble at the top of the bottle which was much prized as marbles were at a premium.
  • 16) When she glanced down she found a flight of broad stairs, a flow of white marble between walls of grey mist.
  • 17) The exterior is covered in pink, white and green marble; the interior is more stark.
  • 18) The hotel is a sight to behold, with acres of Italian marble now covering the old town house.
  • 19) Beautiful limestone and marble have been used to great effect in the 24 swish suites, some with terraces and their own pools.
  • 20) In a few years audiences may once again attend performances here; the theatre is undergoing restoration with specially cut marble brought from Naxos.
  • 21) I think part of the problem with finding an artist who works in marble is that it is not forgiving, and sort of pricey.
  • 22) You see, MA sculpted in marble from the front to the back, not top to bottom.
  • 23) The campaign of Sen. Clinton is one that will go down in the history books as a great one for our country, breaking what I call the marble ceiling, what they call the glass ceiling.
  • 24) By a vote of 233-202, Pelosi broke what she called the marble ceiling. this comes as Pelosi's party also took control of the Senate.
  • 25) For a woman to break through what I call the marble ceiling here is something quite remarkable.
  • 26) "Alphonse Daudet is immortalized in marble in the little municipal park at Nimes, in the middle of a small ornamental pool, in which two swans swim round and round, with the quiet precision of a pair of clock hands."
  • 27) Approximately 80 percent of Afghan marble is exported as rough-hewn blocks and is often reimported, mostly from Pakistan, as higher-value polished marble products for Afghan reconstruction projects.
  • 28) They are trapped in marble, hints of the bodies emerge but the majority remains hidden.
  • 29) Why yes, w4bler, because it's just a fact chiseled in marble janis
  • 30) ‘She walked through her kitchen and down the hall to the foyer, which was complete with white marble flooring and a crystal chandelier.’
  • 31) ‘The room was painted pearl white which happened to match the polished marble floor.’
  • 32) ‘The floors were made from highly polished white marble that appeared to be as new as the day it had been set down.’
  • 33) ‘He has the kind of idealized face that's made to be observed in repose, like he was a painting or a sculpture in cool white marble or something.’
  • 34) ‘My feet were placed upon the white marble floor and I sighed yet again.’
  • 35) ‘The two shower rooms and the main bathroom have white sanitary ware and either natural flagstone floor or white marble tiles.’
  • 36) ‘The floor was the same white marble, and a crystal chandelier hung from the slightly domed ceiling.’
  • 37) ‘The most handsome and timeless of materials is stone such as marble, granite, limestone, or slate.’
  • 38) ‘All buildings were built of the same white stone, possibly limestone or marble.’
  • 39) ‘Inside, they laid their burden down on a large slab of polished white marble that was set up in the center of the tomb.’
  • 40) ‘Double doors to the right lead to a large drawing room with polished oak floor and marble fireplace.’
  • 41) ‘She had changed the design plans for her floor from black marble to white marble - they never saw it coming.’
  • 42) ‘Its highly polished surfaces were a pearl white marble with veins of soft grey.’
  • 43) ‘Most sculpture is carved in white marble and often is displayed in palaces and public buildings.’
  • 44) ‘Double doors lead to a sitting room with antique marble fireplace and polished timber floor.’
  • 45) ‘Internally there is a mosaic tiled floor, stone and marble pillars and part marble-clad walls.’
  • 46) ‘Below the glacier lies granite, seamed through with limestone and marble which the constant rush of meltwater has honeycombed with caves.’
  • 47) ‘He replaced the stone of the fireplace front with glossy white marble tiles.’
  • 48) ‘He glanced around his master suite room; the floor was blue and white marble.’
  • 49) ‘Pat and his staff also work with a number of quarries to allow them get limestone and marble directly at the most competitive price.’
  • 50) ‘Translucent waves, coloured like green marble, arched for impact on crenulated rocks.’
  • 51) ‘A cold slab of marble had replaced a smooth hand he once saw.’
  • 52) ‘It felt as smooth as marble and had the intense burning cold as ice.’
  • 53) ‘Her face was passive and as smooth as dead marble, but even from where he was standing, he could feel the sadness tugging at her eyes.’
  • 54) ‘As Dominic fell at his feet, his face became calm and smooth as marble again.’
  • 55) ‘The sides of the pit were as smooth as marble and as durable as granite.’
  • 56) ‘A waxed, oak desk stood in the back of the room and it was smooth to the touch, like marble.’
  • 57) ‘Within that huge space, the marbles will be arrayed around the outside of a rectangular structure that is the same length and width as the Parthenon.’
  • 58) ‘Of the outstanding figures of the period, Henry Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel, was the first to collect marbles seriously.’
  • 59) ‘Sciberras excels in his evaluation of evidence and in technical matters such as the precise identification of all the various marbles.’
  • 60) ‘The British government has remained steadfast in its refusal to return the marbles.’
  • 61) ‘The marbles of Franklin and Washington seem too sharply white when placed in the company of those which have not been in the hands of museums or the trade, such as the Antoine Louis referred to above.’
  • 62) ‘Echoing the pleas of the Greeks for the repatriation of the Elgin marbles, Egypt has appealed to the British Museum for the return of the Rosetta Stone.’
  • 63) ‘Only the works of art, the durable white marbles, have outlasted antiquity to become part of the museum collections of modern Rome.’
  • 64) ‘Fourth and fifth Century writers describe the richness of its marbles, mosaics, frescoes, and the silver manger replacing the original clay one.’
  • 65) ‘What caused the marble to fall from the Supreme Court building?’
  • 66) ‘When Greeks talk about their missing marbles, they are usually referring to Lord Elgin's souvenir-hunting around the Parthenon.’
  • 67) ‘Almost everywhere one can see the names and other writings which the visitors inscribe on the stones and marbles.’
  • 68) ‘The outline of the field was clearly marked with a border of white marbles about four feet high.’
  • 69) ‘For Irving, I bought a one dollar sack of glass marbles.’
  • 70) ‘Drive-by vandals hurling rocks and marbles at glass shopfronts are forcing business owners to fear for their safety and bear the cost of thousands of dollars in repairs.’
  • 71) ‘Fill martini glasses with BBs or marbles, leaving 1/2 inch at the top of the glass.’
  • 72) ‘It might have been brazen but it was the only way you could get things like cigarette cards back then, and cigarette cards, along with glass marbles, were staples of the small child's barter system.’
  • 73) ‘They would like to ban possession of marbles, golf balls, batteries, as potentials for causing damage as projectiles.’
  • 74) ‘That could mean anything from a child of three trying to balance on a big brother's skateboard at the top of a flight of stairs, to little children swallowing marbles or other small toys.’
  • 75) ‘One was playing with two glass marbles, rolling them from hand to hand, completely ignoring the unearthly commotion going on around him.’
  • 76) ‘His early experiments involved catapulting marbles across a tub of water in his garden.’
  • 77) ‘His enigmatic assemblages glimmer with glitter, buttons, beads, marbles and plastic toys, bearing what appear to be images of mythic emperors and omniscient eyes.’
  • 78) ‘She listened very closely as a hole in the table opened up and the marble fell out into Benny's hands.’
  • 79) ‘So he bought a jar and filled it with 1,000 marbles.’
  • 80) ‘The game board tumbled to the ground and twenty red and yellow marbles rolled in various directions across the floor, beneath the bed, and under the dresser.’
  • 81) ‘In front of the chair, three black children were on their hands and knees playing some kind of game with marbles.’
  • 82) ‘The main thing I remember about that movie is that I think he threw marbles on the ground and the fellow fell over.’
  • 83) ‘The object of the game is to capture either 2 marbles of each color, or 3 white, 4 gray, or 5 black marbles.’
  • 84) ‘She returned with her Chinese checkers board and sack of marbles and then proceeded to set the game up between them.’
  • 85) ‘He puts on his dressing gown, tearing one of its pockets in his haste, letting marbles scatter across the floor.’
  • 86) ‘She and Benjamin weren't exactly working together; both were too eager to get the small marbles off the floor.’
  • 87) ‘They laid their marbles on the floor and played for an hour.’
  • 88) ‘One contains 2 black marbles, another one contains 2 white marbles, and the third contains one black marble and one white one.’
  • 89) ‘Outdoor games like marbles, jacks, hopscotch not only occupy your kids, they will also strengthen coordination skills.’
  • 90) ‘Pupils at Seend School did most of the organisation for the event themselves and thought of ideas for games, including a treasure hunt, marbles and lucky dips.’
  • 91) ‘She kept herself busy playing whip a top, hoopla, marbles, hopscotch, hide and seek and oranges and lemons.’
  • 92) ‘Or, out in the playground, compete in a game of conkers, marbles and - if you are up for it - hopscotch and skipping.’
  • 93) ‘Buzul-bazi is a game like marbles or dice, played with sheep's knucklebones.’
  • 94) ‘As she sat at the edge of his feet, failing to become amused from her silly game of marbles, she'd glance towards him every so often in hope that he might finally speak to her and prove that he wasn't quite so ill as she thought.’
  • 95) ‘Children play a game like marbles with cashew seeds.’
  • 96) ‘He devises a game of marbles, and sits with the child and plays.’
  • 97) ‘As for the history: the game of marbles may be claimed by the ancient Romans, or perhaps in India five hundred years ago.’
  • 98) ‘But as the years went by, Bishop noticed that her son, who loved to play marbles on the ground out back, always seemed to have infected sores on his knees.’
  • 99) ‘For example, hard and even surfaces allow for children to play marbles or hopscotch, or to practice riding a scooter.’
  • 100) ‘So time went by very fast, we were now playing outdoor games like tig, hide and seek and marbles or ‘Taws’, as we knew them.’
  • 101) ‘This has caused such a flurry in Tess's world of education that her school has now banned sledging, along with conkers, marbles, yo-yos and the sack race at school sports.’
  • 102) ‘These include tag, hide-and-seek, kite-flying, marbles, and spinning tops.’
  • 103) ‘He liked to chase fire engines, lead parades and play marbles under the stands between innings of games.’
  • 104) ‘He held up a game he was scheduled to pitch because he was playing marbles with children outside the park.’
  • 105) ‘Other traditional games such as skipping and marbles are also being brought back in other primary schools.’
  • 106) ‘Children play hide-and-seek, hopscotch, round dances, and marbles.’
  • 107) ‘Decades ago, children were always filled with immense pleasure when playing tag, marbles, jumping rubber bands or hopscotch.’
  • 108) ‘The children also took part in Victorian pastimes such as Throw the Horseshoe, a coconut shy, a tin can alley, marbles and hoop the duck.’
  • 109) ‘But as Nietzsche discovered, incessant philosophical thought can also damage one's marbles.’
  • 110) ‘There's no hope for him now because he's lost his marbles and has gone completely crazy.’
  • 111) ‘His friends thought it would be a laugh, but they never expected him to stay for almost a year and they start to wonder if he's lost his marbles.’
  • 112) ‘She's 81 years old, and up until yesterday I thought she still had all her marbles intact, I'm not so sure now.’
  • 113) ‘It looks good if you marble it instead of beating it in completely.’
  • 114) ‘The way that the effects people make the dummies look eerily life like is astonishing - everything from puncturing in real hair to marbling the skin is done.’
  • 115) ‘Its breath, coming as wind, swirls and marbles the planetary surface, changing the patterns of the clouds.’
  • 116) ‘Aspen trees, green with their new spring leaves, marble the spruce forest.’
  • 117) ‘It opens with a borsch soup, a smooth and tangy beet broth served with a side of sour cream that melts into the bowl, marbling the intense purple colour.’
  • 118) ‘They were also shown how to do paper marbling, wire sculptures with papier mâché, and collage.’
  • 119) ‘This nontraditional method of marbling to create designs on paper presents just enough challenge to expand their creative confidence.’

Examples

  • 1) These are walls constructed of granite blocks.
  • 2) High walls of granite and melancholy cell blocks tower over the village.
  • 3) Under moody skies, we follow a rock trail past giant granite boulders and stands of bamboo.
  • 4) Behind her, waves lap on buxom granite boulders.
  • 5) The granite walls and pillars are original, as are the cypress doors and ceiling.
  • 6) Not all the rugby has been easy on the eye, but it has been granite hard.
  • 7) I love the contrast of my granite walls with the wood.
  • 8) The villa is spread out in a long building that's almost completely concealed by vegetation and granite boulders.
  • 9) The main supporting wall is a work of art in its own right, clad entirely in vast granite boulders.
  • 10) These days they dig whole slabs of marble or granite out of the ground and drive off with them in the back of a van.
  • 11) The underlying rock is unforgiving granite, and the soil above it is so poor that little seems to flourish.
  • 12) Dogs that lived beside the house in a circular field with 6ft granite walls and stone kennels were used to round them up.
  • 13) The castles and palaces had their own beauty but they lowered, the toughness of their granite walls as resistant to embellishment as to battery.
  • 14) The property has recently been remodelled, with hardwood floors, granite worktops and marble bathroom fixtures.
  • 15) Marble, granite or limestone are all good, although polished concrete would look the most modern.
  • 16) Its thriving banking and business centre boasted an imposing neoclassical architecture of marble, granite and sandstone to rival that of Edinburgh.
  • 17) The Romans came in the second century AD to quarry granite.
  • 18) The stone itself, now protected from sheep and tourists by an iron grating, is a domed granite boulder just over three feet high.
  • 19) The term granite, as used commercially, includes true granite and such allied rocks as syenite and gneiss.
  • 20) The erupted rocks which have broken through and upheaved these strata have been elevated from depths that are wholly inaccessible to our research; they must, therefore, have existed under the silurian strata, and been composed of the same association of minerals which we term granite, augite, and quartzose porphyry, when they are made known to us by eruption through the surface.
  • 21) She looked at him, her expression granite, and then she started down the hill into Weed.
  • 22) He faced back to the road, his expression granite.
  • 23) The artist engraving the powerful pictures onto the granite is a former
  • 24) They're just a plain granite upright listing the missing crew and detailing what they did in the war and how they were lost.
  • 25) While granite is still the most popular stone countertop, quartz beat it out in our latest Ratings, and more kitchen designers are giving it a look.
  • 26) ‘Finally the hardest stones such as granite and porphyry require the most tempered steel tools.’
  • 27) ‘The views from these heights are simply stunning, with glacial ice fields and granite peaks as far as the eye can see.’
  • 28) ‘Pine units are fitted at ground and eye-level, topped by granite worktops and a tiled splashback.’
  • 29) ‘The most handsome and timeless of materials is stone such as marble, granite, limestone, or slate.’
  • 30) ‘Limestone, granite, and marble are the most commonly used building stones.’
  • 31) ‘Geologically, all three are granite and each of them has been rich in mineral deposits now largely exhausted.’
  • 32) ‘I spent a lot of time on the beach picking up little pieces of mica and quartz and granite that I thought looked interesting.’
  • 33) ‘This technique would, however, have been unsuitable for the extraction of harder stones such as granite.’
  • 34) ‘It includes a variety of rocks, such as basalt, granite, gneiss, quartzite, slate, and schist.’
  • 35) ‘The temple was made from 2 differed types of stone: limestone and granite.’
  • 36) ‘These domes are composed of pelitic schists and gneisses folded around a core of K-feldspar granite and granitic gneiss.’
  • 37) ‘I have used granite, sandstone and quartz type rocks and am continually placing rocks in various parts of the gardens to harness energies.’
  • 38) ‘New surfaces are made from chemical compounds and are designed to mimic granite, limestone, marble, slate, or soapstone.’
  • 39) ‘In a wash below the homesteads is a tool making site… discarded flints of granite, quartz and calcrete ornament the bare sandy soil.’
  • 40) ‘Limestone, granite and marble are frequently used to create simple, bowl-shaped designs that have a strong sculptural presence.’
  • 41) ‘Cutting limestone and hard granite into huge blocks for building and carving sculptures in the round without the use of iron tools is an extremely difficult feat.’
  • 42) ‘Jim purchases crushed granite and then remoulds the granite into specific products, with their own individual style and look.’
  • 43) ‘Higher, steeper slopes of the Vosges have thin topsoil, with subsoils of weathered gneiss, granite, sandstone, schist, and volcanic sediments.’
  • 44) ‘They are typically produced from limestone, crystalline rocks (including granite and dolerite), and sandstones.’
  • 45) ‘Some gem minerals have crystallized directly from igneous rocks other than granite; peridot is a good example.’
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